D200_4me

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On article Fujifilm announces development of EF-X500 flash (85 comments in total)

Anyone know if this is a Fuji developed/built flash or a rebranded Metz or other brand? Maybe this one is really all Fuji, which would be nice. I don't keep up with flashes so I can't tell if this one looks very similar to an already known brand/model that was rebranded as Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 00:14 UTC as 17th comment

Very tempting. I just wish it had a 35mm equiv lens instead of 28mm. 28 is usually too wide for me if it's the only camera I have with me. Otherwise, the specs look great. Edit - Wait...no EVF. Never mind. I'd be more interested in a used original X100.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 13:15 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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Combatmedic870: What really sucks is knowing that this is the sensor they will be using for the next 2 years. I'm going to have to say that's the worst part of this announcement.

2...or maybe 3 years. Fuji X-Trans and Micro Four Thirds seem to be a longer refresh cycle than Sony/Canon/Nikon APS-C / Full Frame. Not necessarily a 'bad' thing, but if you like faster updates in technology, it is what it is for now.

Overall I think there are nice improvements to an already nice camera. It's not anything that wows me though since I already liked the existing Fuji cameras as is. I'd say though that I'm not a huge fan of the X-Trans. I'd prefer the Fuji body/features with a regular non-XTrans sensor. By the way, I don't really care about the OVF. I never really used the OVF on my X-Pro1 or X100S. It's nice that it's there, but if the EVF is great like the X-T1 EVF (or better), I'd never use or care about the OVF. However, I'm forced to use the OVF on my D750 ;-) (AF in live view is slow, but nice to have if you really need it, on the D750 I mean).

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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D200_4me: YouTube will quickly be filled with 'reviews' from guys talking about specs that have never seen or touched the camera.

I'm ok with the presentation of facts and some thoughts on that, but some people take it way too far and start talking about new features as if they've already used them and know exactly how it works. That has bitten one reviewer I know of several times, even AFTER he's used the camera (and misstates how something works).

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:54 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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Eleson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oQM4ZixPVU
9:00 min into the video, interesting to see that the focusing spot doesn't move at all. Maybe a conicidence, maybe deliberate choice to have the players running straight to the camera.

( Love the horizon on the MLC they show, kinda not saying the brand but stll very obvious :) )

Sorry, mirrorless! Using speech to text conversion on my phone and it doesn't understand mirrorless ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:25 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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Eleson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oQM4ZixPVU
9:00 min into the video, interesting to see that the focusing spot doesn't move at all. Maybe a conicidence, maybe deliberate choice to have the players running straight to the camera.

( Love the horizon on the MLC they show, kinda not saying the brand but stll very obvious :) )

Which mirror list camera was that? I didn't recognize the viewfinder image.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:24 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

YouTube will quickly be filled with 'reviews' from guys talking about specs that have never seen or touched the camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 323rd comment | 4 replies
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Ofer82: Without a decent auto focus during live view, a quiet lens is useless.

I would assume this means better AF in live view is coming soon, since they already know how to do it VERY well on the Nikon 1 system. They might not have already done it for cost reasons. I'm not sure what would have stopped them from adding the focus points needed on the sensor up to now other than some cost reason or something else, but it's obviously something they already know how to do. They just haven't added it to their DSLRs...yet.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 12:48 UTC

That must mean they intend on releasing a DSLR that actually has usable AF during video (because right now, they don't have that). The Nikon 1 system certainly has it, but not their current DSLR cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 09:15 UTC as 41st comment
On Article:4584121353 (26 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Smartphones have come a long way with regard to camera quality, but for now, they're still just very poor point and shoot cameras. You still need a proper camera.

That's true. It's perfectly fine for some people. My only point is a technical one. Zoom in on those iPhone photos (I have an iPhone 6) and you'll see just how bad the real image quality is. Add to that, there's no optical zoom on most phone cameras today..so that's another huge disadvantage. (for me)

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 11:34 UTC
On Article:4584121353 (26 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Smartphones have come a long way with regard to camera quality, but for now, they're still just very poor point and shoot cameras. You still need a proper camera.

I still won't agree with that. They're acceptable for some people. but they're still not as good as let's say a Fuji X30 or other premium point and shoot. Obviously the advantage the smartphone has is that it's reasonably small and most importantly, almost always with you.

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
On Article:4584121353 (26 comments in total)

Smartphones have come a long way with regard to camera quality, but for now, they're still just very poor point and shoot cameras. You still need a proper camera.

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 12:31 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (729 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: There is a LOT of noise in that tulip picture (look at the flowers petals even at ISO 100.
Thisis why you need DR.

It's just a clinical test, but I was surprised to see the rather old Nikon D90 has more dynamic range than the 5DS/R, according to DXO. DR is not everything, but you would hope a new full frame camera would have more DR than a rather old camera APS-C model. Even the original RX100 has slightly better DR.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:53 UTC

I have one of their HD CPL filters and I really like it. Great quality and not much light loss. I can even rotate it with my finger with the lens hood on.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:38 UTC as 3rd comment

Get ready for more fussing from the gear police :-) Take note people...the point of these articles (I assume) is to give the staff a chance to pick their own personal gear of the year. It's not intended to be an overall camera of the year award. But even if it was, why in the world would people cry about it so much? Maybe people should be less emotional about their personal choice and not feel so offended if someone else has a different choice. No one is going to come snatch your camera away and replace it with a model you don't like.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 61st comment

The large format film requirement will instantly eliminate a very large group of people...mostly amateurs (very skilled ones in many cases) looking for a nice break. Obviously, they're looking for someone that is already a skilled professional or someone that for whatever reason is also very passionate about film photography and already knows that skill set very well. Maybe that's a good thing. I don't know. One thing is certain though...it will keep them from having to look through thousands and thousands of applications.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 11:47 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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abortabort: To be fair I didn't read the whole thing, I just skimmed. But the walk away was that you like it because that is essentially what you are used to and to be completely fair I think this is a fair point, but the only real point here. Because at the end of the day, being what you are familiar with is not what drives things forward and is not what makes something 'better', just easier.

I reiterate though, this IS just a personal opinion piece and it should be presented as such, just please make sure these personal opinions based on familiarity don't continue to be a major emphasis of reviews.

Yes, it does say Part 1 - Dan's Choice....so maybe there will be Part 2 with another DPReview staff stating what their personal choice is for the gear of the year. Maybe the article didn't really elaborate on that, but maybe that's what is coming. We'll see.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 16:48 UTC

I'm always surprised about how disrespectful people can be on the internet, especially here where the photographer's name is mentioned in the article. It would be slightly better if the person were unknown to those making the comments, but good grief people...Dan's name is right there at the top as the author/photographer. I doubt you'd just walk up to the guy in person and tell him that you don't like his photos, so why do it here in the course of commenting about a camera?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 20:18 UTC as 76th comment | 6 replies
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mikey fried: err....these show quite bad noise at even low iso. The first image of the skateboarder is shot at iso 640, I would not have expected any noise but it is quite severe.

Here's a better sample for you (at a higher ISO than that one - 900). I didn't push this one at all:
http://www.thephotographyhobbyist.com/Other/Nikon-D750-Test-Photos/n-PsVZ3b/i-8tbhnJj/O

And this is ISO 640:
http://www.thephotographyhobbyist.com/Other/Nikon-D750-Test-Photos/n-PsVZ3b/i-SMx45q2/O

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 16:29 UTC
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